Saturday, January 30, 2010

God's Chosen

Even as a child, I couldn't figure out the whole "God's chosen people" thing. According to the Bible, God made everyone. Whether you read the Bible literally and believe that we are all descended from Adam and Eve, or you read it allegorically, you still have to believe that God made humanity. All of humanity.

So why choose one specific group to be his favorite? Why order his favorites to slaughter and enslave the rest of the people he created?

Why is god so hateful?


  1. Just add this to the list of questions Christians can’t answer about their own religion.

  2. According to the Nation of Islam, god didn't make everybody, he only made black people. White people were created by a mad scientist 6000 years ago on the island of Patmos.

  3. Of course you will never get an answer. There is none.

  4. There are actual answers given The most common answer given is something involving hand-waving and about how God needed certain people to accomplish certain goals. Then some analogy is made to how one has different organs of different types.

    This of course breaks down because one needs all of ones organs, there aren't any that are "chosen."

    Some Jewish groups actually believe that Jews have a different holier soul than other Jews. This belief isn't very common in the general population but is extremely common among Lubavitchers. I tried once to explain to a young baal t'shuvah Lubie why this view was offensive and why her repeating this viewpoint in front of a group of people that included non-Jews showed a complete lack of intelligent. She was either too stupid or too brainwashed to get the point.


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